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most of the cool new the latest in science and technology from the ground forces. we've got the future are covered. multi billion dollar handshake for two of the world's biggest emerging powerhouses bringing russia and china closer together. and finding common ground on price remains the last step toward securing a multi-billion dollar energy deal between russia and china i'll bring you more from outside of gazprom a port is. no place for libya's future the russian envoys messages he meets loyalist officials in tripoli to broker peace but a rebel and nato assault. also reporting that the lawyers for alleged international victims prepared to challenge
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a new york court on the legality of these extradition to america. our top story in business st petersburg is hosting the international economic forum more important than ever for russia as it as it begins to look east as well as west join me for a full business bulletin here the highlights. international news incoming live from our studios here in central moscow this is. two of the world's biggest emerging countries got a bit closer today as russia and china energized their relations hoping to do much more business together negotiating a thirty year gas deal is another reason why the chinese leader is in moscow all
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these peter oliver is outside gazprom headquarters in the russian capital where the talks took place. this is a potentially must if agreement which would see russia provide gas to china for thirty years prime minister vladimir putin and representatives from gazprom welcomed president hu jintao and a delegation from the chinese state energy provider his headquarters to try and iron out what's essentially the final wrinkle in the deal now that final wrinkle is the price just how much russia will charge china for providing them with tons of of natural gas over the period now russia saying that they want three hundred sixty dollars thousand cubic meters now that's the market rate such the rate that russia charges europe for their gas china are saying they're looking for a discount they want to they don't want to pay that much for this gas by no stretch of imagination is this deal going to be dead in the water over price is just too
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important to both sides this is a mutually beneficial deal russia wants to sell china the gas over the thirty year period because they're going to make a lot of money out of selling like gas china at once the gas because they need to fuel the essentially race car that is their economy and they need gas in order to provide the race car with fuel talks will continue as they strive to get over this last hurdle in the agreement as president who met with president medvedev to to agree some trade agreements they put pen to paper on some very lucrative deals trade between china and russia already at an all time high in valuation they've signed an agreement that means by twenty fifteen the deals done between the two countries will be worth one hundred billion dollars now they also signed an agreement that says by twenty twenty that will be worth two hundred billion dollars so in less than ten years' time a huge amount of commerce going to be carried out between russia and china now it
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wasn't just all down to business in signing deals over trade there was also the wider world being discussed as the two presidents met know both president. and president. reiterated previous statements they've made concerning the ongoing situation in libya saying. that everybody involved in what's involved in that conflict in the north african country must adhere to the united nations resolutions that were passed and should not straight from the parameters of those resolutions. there reporting from moscow and beijing based political scientist. thinks that russia and china increased collaboration will have global benefits at a time when the world needs help. china russia trade an economic relationship and a huge development between two nations i believe is not only of the impacting the european continent but oversaw the pro-ball of the scene i believe the wall these
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are the crossroads historic crossroads or some may say the wallace at the brink of evil being subdued war all the coming to us nato military intervention in libya now moving into possibly syria or even to iran if russia or china or these air sea all the alliance we saw that not enough to stop the us led nato military aggression in the north african region so i hope saw that as see all russia china china russia are leaving leading this new global movement to balance the power in the wall so that they can build a new world order where norm or unilateral row aggressive or you can clone your own methodology being put into a sovereign nation such as libya. or coming up for you this hour the russian
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businessman being lined up for jail not justice exadata victim has to appear in a new york court his defense accuses politicians of twisting the jury's arms to keep him behind bars. stories to the company first russia's special envoy to libya is held talks with officials in tripoli it's part of an ongoing push by moscow to mediate a peace deal in the country the meeting came amid fresh nato airstrikes and a rebel advance on colonel gadhafi stronghold reflection is there for us let's get the latest now from ricci's there in tripoli now get of earlier i spoke to rebel leaders in benghazi is he managed to bring the two sides any closer to reconciliation with this visit. after meeting with the libyan prime minister and foreign minister here in tripoli russia's peace mediator mic on the together has said it could all face people are actually ready for peace negotiations but this could only happen if nato stops borman their country recently nato has dramatically
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intensified its matrix seriously here in libya just ahead of marvellous first visit to libya as peace mediator as you've mentioned to bin ghazi nature actually launched the most intensive air raids yet since the beginning of the operation in march and today again just ahead of gallup's arrival to tripoli we've been hearing massive bombardments over knowledge this lawless officials has been able to speak to are saying that this must be stopped and only that they go she could start and they got together has also said that colonel gadhafi is not going to step down any time soon while he is absolutely sure that if the colonel goes the fighting will stop this isn't what he has to say. tripoli is expecting to see an immediate cease fire before a peace process can begin it's also refusing to discuss the departure of colonel gadhafi from the political scene there is
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a dialogue going on between the warring sides but where those talks to begin to result tripoli's there's a cease fire must be put in place and the international mediators need to keep regulating the process one thing is clear russia is very welcome as a mediator both in tripoli and in benghazi we will keep working together. we can no go it has also stressed that russia's role in mediating peace here in libya is very important but the african union and actually all libya's neighbors are also playing. an important role in bats and leiber is actually welcome in average but is peace after it's back to you. has carried out of. fell's and strikes against colonel gadhafi forces what is the sense there is it really helping to bring about a solution. they actually russia has always been concerned about matriculation here in libya most case position has always been clear that and nonviolent negotiation
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is the only way out of this crisis of this protracted conflict russia has never supported the u.n. security council resolution which all surprised intervention and russia has repeatedly criticized nato launching military operation here in libya we have been able to speak to people here on the ground and we can understand why russia's position is so clear people actually few extremely exhausted after months of devastating war which has already taken many many lives and has actually completely destroyed the country's infrastructure prices a very high here in libya unemployment is very high there is no fuel in the country and people ordinary libyans have to spend hours even days lining up to just fill up their cars and you have to understand this is very tiring and moreover they have been scared by nature is the continuing strikes so they're getting more and more
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angry and they just want to get their life back. that is who are seeking to oust gadhafi maybe have been hoping that all these hardships would inside libyans to rise up against their leader but what we are saying is that people are getting more and more angry with what nato is doing and more and more says sympathizing with colonel gadhafi frustration is very high among the rebels actually themselves as they feel as though nature is taken control over what to them is a national uprising and the raw serious place with a name. themselves everybody agree that gadhafi must go but not everybody is supporting military method to force him out as you know only eight out of twenty eight in the airlines are taking part in the operation to protect leave ins
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to protect civilians. in libya so what we are saying is. that nato is mr activity need to strike actually not in cars and people to start talking. it is actually driving them away from that. area thanks very much indeed for that live update that the reflection in the libyan capital tripoli while somewhere in the world that is working harmoniously i'm pleased to say and we'll take you there just a few minutes from now it's hard to separate international crews come together to fend off the pros. we tell you how they do it. coming your way a little later another case of a russian that the u.s. accuses of being an international arms dealer will be heard in a new york court on thursday fit to boots been awaiting trial since his arrest over
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three years ago in thailand as it is more important reports his detention raises many questions over the legality of the case. he is the russian citizen america fought relentlessly to adopt victor boot was secretly and swiftly extradited to the u.s. seven months ago and this may be where he stays indefinitely if found guilty on arms smuggling and terrorism related charges but for years convicted he's looking at life there's no parole there's no early release on the federal system really the only one in the federal system to get a reduction in your sentence. a significant reduction is if you cooperate with the united states government some have argued mr bush needs to be on captain america's team however captain america is being accused of playing dirty and illegally to remove the air cargo business man from thailand according to documents released by
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wiki leaks all levels of washington top to bottom mounted political pressure against bangkok to gain custody of boot in a us cable dated august thirteenth two thousand and nine us president barack obama was urged to call thailand's prime minister directly about boot the u.s. attorney general and state department were encouraged to call the thai ambassador highlighting the massive drug enforcement administration commitment to thailand and the us ambassador in bangkok urged the thai government to issue a public statement of disappointment at the judge's ruling not to extradite boot america's the world's most powerful nation but it's not more powerful than the world unfortunately the way things stand right now they're willing to flaunt every international law to get what they want and that means doing all these illegal things in the case of the mood to extradite him or should say kidnapping who was arrested in bangkok in march two thousand and eight during a u.s. sting operation he was charged with conspiring to sell weapons to colombian fark
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rebels on two occasions the thai court rejected america's extradition request when an entourage of armed u.s. agents removed him from thailand following a decision of the thai government his extradition was still not legally approved the covert operation was kept secret from russia boots family and his attorney. to transfer victor boot to america was a violation of a very important thai american treaty signed in one nine hundred ninety eight which the political offenders cannot be extradited the case was not finalized and was moved to the us america used various means political. another's outside the boundaries of due legal process to get victor boot that means that victor boot is not getting a fair deal to this day tire fishel have not provided official documents explaining the legal grounds behind boots extradition this despite repeated inquiries made by the russian foreign ministry that we know for sure that all movember sixteenth two
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thousand and turn that the moment a little bit to beat was physically taken out of the time prison his case was being considered by the thai court of appeals that is why there are no legal grounds for him to face a u.s. court. meantime victor boot remains in the u.s. prison held in solitary confinement his wife doubts her husband will receive a fair trial from the country she says violated international and bilateral laws to get him. that it's clear to everyone that the case has long been moved from the sphere of law to politics i think or rather i would love to think that the american court is unbiased but i have strong doubts about it because i think such pressure could be put on anyone including the jury. the country accusing viktor bit of our feeling now finds itself a political arm twisting come october an american jury will decide if the future
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was to be a political pressure at surfside by the u.s. army evidently the arena part nine artsy new york. to update you on some of the world's other big stories right now in our world update al qaeda has appointed leader if you can a man al zawahiri who was bin laden's deputy now leads the terrorist organization a statement from the group said it would continue its fight against the u.s. and israel is sort of been the operational mastermind of the nine eleven attacks and warned last week that bin laden would terrify the united states from beyond the grave. a strong blast struck nigeria's police headquarters in the country's capital and it's left at least two people dead witnesses report seeing bodies at the scene and cars on fire and the pillar of smoke into the sky police say the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber. blast at a police station and a church in northeast nigeria
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a week ago which killed eleven people. organization claims it temporarily knocked the cia's public website off line the group known as security also open a phone line for people to suggest who should act next is previously targeted major firms which it says work against people's interests and it's down public sites ranging from the us senate to sony pictures. pages to a halt by bombarding them with requests to their servers. also a world update to the from minister is set to unveil a new cabinet and seek a vote of confidence in parliament the new government is expected to be sworn in on friday george has been pushing for more cuts to secure billions of euros in a second e.u. bailout it's part and demonstrations wednesday people trade petrol bombs and the police responded with tear gas. but we have updates on what's happening in greece on our website at the moment and we're right in the thick of it there dot com you
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can watch our video reports for the most recent angry protesters the r.t. news crew feel the force of police tear gas in central athens. also there in line a big step forward with the day nearly fifty years ago russian cosmonauts valentino to discover becoming the first woman in space but also online at the moment the june moon turns will ruin much of the world witnessed the space spectacular overnight with the longest and darkest lunar eclipse in a decade we've got the pictures at r.t. dot com online all the time. when working in the planet's most remote and him special conditions it's key that everyone gets along and in antarctica the international workers there are down to
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a final sean thomas watched how different countries teams go to the ends of the earth to help one another. in the icy waters of the antarctic this research vessel was damaged in some very rough seas going to sea is never easy it always involves risk we ran into a storm and had some trouble with our rudder so we came into the choice for a base where we're having a mature way and why in parts and where the russian bases offered help and other bases around have offered any help that's the kind of international cooperation that we get me antarctica which we may not get and other places because of its remoteness and because all countries that are here recognize the importance of all the work that we all do here working together is vital for the survival of those at the different international stations as well in the winter medical evacuations are impossible because of the weather conditions. in light of this it is very important
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to cooperate without the stations where different doctors here with different specialties so we complement each other for example my main specialty is orthopedics trauma i'm the only one here as you can imagine my specialty is in high demand here therefore neighbors get in touch with me quite often we also ask our neighbors to help us with diagnostic devices we don't have one of the areas where cooperation between countries is strongly evident is in the realm of scientific research where ideas and information are exchanged regularly so that multiple projects can benefit for example we're working right now with the germans who are further down the peninsula doing a survey and. we will combine our data with their data at the camera meeting we also work closely with the british and provide any other help with scientific investigators that come aboard our ship to conduct their certain their studies as well. as here two different dive teams discuss how they can share information and
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samples between russia and germany. and beyond the lab different countries keep an eye on each other to make sure that all activities are in line with the antarctic treaty system in international monitoring program that helps protect the earth's southernmost land and we've seen that just today it was just in the. very closely you can very well treated both the russians the giants and the chinese fantastic facilities the antarctic treaty i think is one of the unique treaties in world history in terms of that kind of cooperation and it is this special bond of working together in such an extreme environment that creates such a lasting friendships that thirty years ago when i came to the station for the first time one chilean put it very well leave the conflict to politicians we the polar explorers have to live in peace because if we can remind ourselves who else can we rely on for help in antarctica sean thomas r.t. . and the series of stories discovering more about life and work in antarctica
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you can follow his blog and videos at dot com. more than a month. in one of the most extreme environments on the planet this is antarctica and people have to be aware that they're far away from civilization sean thomas discovers flight makes antarctica so special and attractive for many the wildlife in antarctica is a bonus if you live in the front of. expedition to the bottom of the earth our team. shawn told us the next day it's the business news with the wrap up of the day at the st petersburg forum hungry for the full story we've got it for us the biggest issues get the human voice face to face with the news makers.
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mind mission would be soon which brightened if you move the song from funds to impression. he starts on t.v. i don't see. how i welcome to this all eyes are on russia's northern capital as the annual international economic forum got on the way there this year presidential aides are guarded by covert says the st petersburg forum and the important than ever for russia as it begins to look east as well as west for investment artie's that
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present brings you the latest. the word of the day was definitely innovation there were a number of high profile deals that were decided all in that area the first one dow chemical and the skolkovo fund signing a deal in order to create a research and development center in russia very exciting there off and on top of that the us now russian nanotechnology firm signing a deal with some asian partners in order to establish a one hundred million dollar plus fund for technology research and also some very exciting news that's going to help boost innovation and business here in russia we talk with many guests throughout the day there's many more to come so be sure to stay with us among the people we've talked to we talk with a venture capitalist known for his i t investments and he says that he sees strong potential here in russia this is a great time for russia both for the me to text. and mail route but i think
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also. for companies that are started with real russian technology were russian technology and entrepreneurs can spread to the rest of the world energy also something that is on the table here in st petersburg especially in the wake of a post quake japan something that a lot of people are talking about something that's on a lot of minds they say demand for gas could rise by up to fifty per cent because of that catastrophe and it's something that has a lot of people talking including the head of the international energy agency who says that russia can play an important role in this regard coming to about three point three b.n. cubic meters so production will increase about five point three b.n. needs more almost fifty percent increase that will happen to five o'clock p. five and. produce. and we will continue to grow by
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a very bold council so as to try. more to be. the pipeline through your all have all this and plenty more tomorrow when the next day when the conference starts again and see you all then. now let's take a look at how the markets are doing all prizes again it's like you have to sing a loss of more than four percent overnight the biggest one day drop in a month was heard on by a spike in the u.s. dollar against the euro as greece's debt troubles appear to be worsening let's cross over to the u.s. where better than expected reports on home building and job market up putting stock indexes on track for their first weekly gains in a month and a half home depot rose two point three percent following the housing report the most of the thirty stocks that make up the dow jones industrial average and european stock markets fell thursday with some banks bearing the brunt of concerns over possible to pull the greek of greek debt resources shares in the euro declined as growth worries also on the with the markets the footsie ended point seven
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percent lower weight by all majors index was down just a notch b.p. fell b.p. and world at shell both fell over one a half percent among the miners rio tinto sacked one point six percent and anglo american slaves two point six percent. here in moscow both they are he hasn't closed in the red following trends in europe and asia and most energy majors and banking stocks are among the main losers. russia's oil giant local is looking to get exploration licenses in iraq the company's c.e.o. told r.t. that this could dramatically increase local production. yes you get. if you take into consideration the twelve contracts of the week are presented in the tender that gus pro men look cool to paul to be in there being realized and it will amount to twelve million barrels per day in seven years today right produces four to five million barrels sold biggest will triple that amount to more than five hundred
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million tons i think that girl phrase so full use it will remain at the same level self east asia is using more and more oil products and it will keep using them to meet the demands of its economy we hope that it will hold better and sound but the production volume in iraq will undoubtedly be significant. as all the business is for now stay with us for headline.


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